Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said investigators investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are searching for a person of interest in a shooting that injured two people at a gas station on May 13.
The call came in at 3:36 a.m. that shots had been fired at the Circle K on Shelby Highway. Per the sheriff, two people were shot. One of them received a superficial wound and was treated and released. The other was transported to Spartanburg Regional where the individual remains in stable, but critical condition.
That victim was identified as Marlo Parker.
"I fell out when they first told me," Tracie Parker said, "I had to come back around to my senses and then that's when I went to the hospital and found out my brother had got shot."
On May 16, Parker's family said he was still in ICU and on a ventilator.
"When you've been shot several times in some vital areas and you're still alive, you know its by the grace of God," Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said, "He didn't lose his life that night and this gentleman has a long way to go before you can say he's going to make it."
The sheriff said it is possible the victims knew the person who shot them.
"I don't think it was a random act at all," Sheriff Steve Mueller said, "This stemmed from a confrontation at a club that took place a few weeks back, and has continued to brew over the past couple of weeks.Then, these two ran into each other at this convenience store and gun fire rang out."
The sheriff said a group of people were present during the shooting, but so far no one has been willing to give any information.
Investigators said they obtained security footage from the Circle K.
"We do have a video from the scene, but we're not releasing that right now," Mueller said, "We sent it to SLED to have it enhanced."
Mueller said on May 23 that deputies need help identifying a person of interest who was seen on store surveillance footage.
The sheriff's office released images of the suspect from the surveillance footage and asked anyone with information to call Captain Daniel Ward at 864-489-4722 Extension #119 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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